1999 K-League MVP Ahn Jung-hwan (47, coach of the Avengers) meets fans of his first Japanese professional soccer team again.
Shimizu S-Pulse announced, “Ahn Jung-hwan will visit the home stadium where the 2023 J2 League round 33 match will be held against Tokushima Bortis on September 3.”
Ahn Jung-hwan played for Shimizu in 2002 and 2003, scoring 21 goals in 50 games, including cup competitions. He was also highly regarded for scoring from three different positions, including ▲ center forward ▲ second striker ▲ left wing.
Japanese soccer media ‘Chowarudosaka’ introduced, “During his active career, Ahn Jung-hwan was called ‘Korea’s David Beckham (48, owner of Inter Miami)’ thanks to his appearance that was more than neat but neat, and attracted many fans.”
Shimizu S-Pulse said, “Ahn Jung-hwan plans to hold an event where he will walk around the home stadium, greet fans, and then throw out autographed balls.”소닉카지노
‘Chowarudosaka’ reminisced about his popularity 20-21 years ago, saying, “The Shimizu S-Pulse era was a time when the ‘Ahn Jung-hwan craze’ was spreading in Japan in the aftermath of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.”
Ahn Jung-hwan contributed significantly to Korea’s advancement to the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup by scoring against the United States in the group stage and against Italy in the round of 16. ‘Chowarudosaka’ expressed the Shimizu fandom’s reaction, saying, “I really missed it,” “The handsome forward is coming back,” “All I can say is that I’m happy,” and “I missed you.”
It has been 7 seasons since 2016 that Shimizu S-Pulse was relegated to the J2 League. Some supporters hoped that Korean striker Oh Se-hoon (24), who is below expectations with 4 goals and 5 assists in 42 games, would be positively influenced by Ahn Jung-hwan’s visit.